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Governor Mark Dayton Signs Three More Unsession Bills

May 13, 2014

Governor Dayton signs more Unsession bills, 544 Unsession provisions have now become law
ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed three more Unsession bills into law. These three bills included ten Unsession provisions the Governor recommended to the Legislature in early March. Altogether, 544 Unsession provisions have now become law.

  • Chapter 236, HF 2670: This bill updates and clarifies the statute governing licensing provisions for The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and the Interior Design Board. This bill contains six Unsession provisions. It passed the House 111-8 and the Senate 56-1.
  • Chapter 243, SF 2614: This transportation bill removes the length limit for certain connector highways, and allows a one-week bid advertisement period for certain trunk highway contracts. The bill contains two Unsession provisions, and passed unanimously in both chambers. 
  • Chapter 245, HF 2386: This judiciary bill modifies the requirements to file a petition for relief from conviction, and modifies the notice requirement for offenders who owe restitution. The bill contains two Unsession provisions, and passed unanimously in both chambers.

About the Unsession
Governor Dayton’s Unsession reform proposals include over 1,000 ways to make state government work better for the people of Minnesota. From reforms that will improve state government services, to the elimination of unnecessary and outdated statutes, to simplifying the language of our state laws, the Governor’s Unsession proposals have one overarching goal: creating a Better Government for a Better Minnesota. More information about the Governor’s Unsession proposals is available online at